WaterKraus

WaterKraus

Representing mesothelioma clients nationwide. Free consultation and mesothelioma packet.

Firm Overview

As a National Mesothelioma Law Firm our goal is to:

* Maximize financial recovery from the asbestos manufacturers
* Collect funds from the $30 Billion Asbestos Trusts
* File VA Claims and Benefits

We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for asbestos victims diagnosed with mesothelioma. Certain states have more favorable laws than other states so it is important to file the cases in the places they need to be filed. We file cases in the places they need to be filed and have successfully represented clients from all 50 states.
Main Office

California Office
222 North Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles  CA  90245

Phone
  • 1 800-818-1326
Fax
Asbestos
Representing individuals and their families who suffer with mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer.
The Firm specializes in Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lung Cancer Litigation

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Seeking Justice by Recovering Compensation Quickly.

As a nationally recognized mesothelioma firm it is our responsibility to work and fight hard for our clients. We will make sure you get the compensation you deserve from the asbestos manufacturers as quickly as possible. Mesothelioma is a serious disease and anyone going through this fight knows how much the individual and family suffers. We care. Let us help you care for your family and obtain the funds you need for health care & medical treatment.

Peter K rause

Peter earned his bachelor's degree from Duke University and his law degree from the University of Texas. He began his career as a commercial litigator in Washington, D.C., and has since focused his practice on toxic torts and pharmaceutical injury litigation. He has tried numerous asbestos and pharmaceutical cases to verdict in state and federal courts across the country, including many multimillion-dollar verdicts. He is an ardent supporter of consumer and victims' rights, having testified before the Texas Legislature and frequently lobbied Congress on behalf of asbestos litigants. Peter also serves on several asbestos bankruptcy creditor and trustee advisory committees. He is involved in steering committees for both U.S. and Texas asbestos multidistrict litigation, and has served on the ABA Commission on Asbestos litigation. Licensed to practice law in Texas, California, Missouri and Virginia, Peter has been elected for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates by his peers. He has been recognized on the D Magazine "Best Lawyers in Dallas" list and the Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers list from 2003 to 2011. Peter is active in the community as well, and is chairman of the board of the Greenhill School, former chairman of the St. Paul Medical Foundation, and a current board member of the Southwestern Medical Foundation. He is a recent appointment to the Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board. Peter also currently serves on Duke University Annual Fund's executive committee and the Dallas Bar Foundation's Baker Clerkship Committee. In addition, he is a current board member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and was recently elected to the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice. He formerly served on the board of the Public Justice Foundation (formerly known as Trial Lawyers for Public Justice), a public interest law firm. He is also a member of the Dallas Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

Asbestos Litigation
Toxic Tort
Pharmaceutical Litigation
Medical Device Litigation
Pro Bono & Community Service

Greenhill School
Chairman, Board of Trustees, 2012-2014
Board of Trustees, 2008-Present
Southwestern Medical Foundation
Board of Trustees, 2011-Present
St. Paul Medical Foundation, 2004-Present
Chair, Foundation Board, 2006-2008
Duke University Annual Fund Executive Committee, 2007-Present
Major Sponsor, Dallas Area Volunteer Program, 2004-2011
Lead Donor, Dallas Area Volunteer Program, 2001, 2003
Bar Admissions

Virginia, 1985
Texas, 1992
California, 2011
Missouri, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1986
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1986
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2001
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2013
Education

University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas J.D., 1985
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, A.B., 1982
Professional Associations & Memberships

American Association for Justice
Board of Governors, 2011-Present
Budget Committee, 2010-Present
American Board of Trial Advocates
Public Justice Foundation
Virginia Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of California
State Bar of Missouri
Texas Bar Foundation
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Executive Committee, Board of Directors
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Bar Foundation
Baker Clerkship Committee, 2012
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Honors & Awards

Appointed to Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board, 2014
Selected for recognition on the "Texas' Top Rated Lawyers" list, produced by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and published by ALM Media Properties, 2013, 2014, 2015
Selected for recognition on the Texas Super Lawyers list, published by Thomson Reuters, Legal, 2003-2011
Selected for recognition on the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" list in D Magazine, published by D Magazine Partners, 2001, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5, Martindale-Hubbell Featured Peer Review Rated Lawyer

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